I, Effing Feline, have gotten e-mails about my favorite music. Well, actually I haven’t … but I should have. Don’t you people out there have the good sense to be guided by my tastes?
My pet human, Ed Hoornaert, recently signed a contract for a third book in his Repelling the Invasion series. If you missed last week’s peek at the opening of Constellation XXI, Sienna Dukelsky pilots a tugship in charge of guiding incoming freighters to a safe docking at Farflung Space Station — but her brand-new ship has suddenly lost all power, even backup power.
Sienna fumbled through tarry blackness for an emergency torch. With her fingertip, she clicked a compartment open. Good, good; now feel over toward the left.
There! Pressing the end of the torch, she was rewarded with light, blessed light. The beam’s shadows transformed the bridge into a grotesque parody of safety, but she could see again, and as long as she could see, she could do…
What? In five years as a flight cadet and three years as a tugship apprentice, she’d memorized over a thousand pages of procedures, but there was no procedure for handling a total shutdown. No procedure for a tyrannosaur from old Earth materializing in the mess hall, either. Both things were impossible.
The Repelling the Invasion series
The space pirates think they succeeded in invading Farflung Space Station — but they didn’t count on Sandrina. The attractive young waif has discovered so many of Farflung’s secrets that she’s the most powerful person on the station … though nobody knows it yet.
They’re about to find out.
Catt Sayer just wants to survive. The working-class fugitive delivers military supplies on a decrepit airship, but her hard-won livelihood vanishes when invaders overrun her harsh moon. Even worse, an idealistic, upper-class officer wants her to risk her life on a hopeless trek to attack enemy headquarters – manned by 10,000 soldiers!
The African Queen in outer space
And coming soon … Constellation XXI
Sienna Dukelsky’s unglamorous job is to guide incoming freighters to a safe docking at Farflung Space Station. But when telepathic aliens with a startling secret seize control of her tugship, Sienna’s job suddenly becomes the most important in the entire galaxy.